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Old 04-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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Keep in mind the 1 screws only go in 3/4 as the bracket is 1/4 thick.

Screw in gently with a screwdriver until seated - no power tool.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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Has anyone tried self drilling anchors like these (or plastic ones) on an exterior wall for attaching shelves? I'm wondering if these may be sturdier than a screw alone?

Shop E-Z Ancor 50-Count Stud Solver Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors at Lowes.com
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
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I've run quite a few screws into the outside wall and they grab quite nicely, as long as you don't overtighten them and strip them out. Remember, the force on the shelves is down, not out so the screws should hold just fine. Just don't use screws that are too long!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #14
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Bought some #10x1" wood screws last night at Lowes -- anyone see a problem using them with this style support? Didn't know if #8 or #6 (i.e. smaller diameter) screws would be better. Wish me luck!
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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Bought some #10x1" wood screws last night at Lowes -- anyone see a problem using them with this style support? Didn't know if #8 or #6 (i.e. smaller diameter) screws would be better. Wish me luck!
Let us know how it goes. I may plan on doing the same thing if you get good results.
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Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I developed a very simple solution to the shelving problem that didn't require any mods, screws, holes, or damage of any kind to the unit. I converted the tall wardrobe cabinets in our last trailer into a set of wardrobe shelves to suit our preferences

I bought a large sheet of 1/8" pegboard, and cut two pieces in the shape of the sides of the cabinet opening. Then I put the pegboard loose on each side and measure the remaining gap between the walls ( it should be 1/4" less than the original width). I cut shelves to fit the depth of the cabinet, and about 1/16" narrower than the new measured opening. Then I got some cheap plastic pegboard tabs designed to hold shelves from Lowes, and placed them at any height you choose, and since the pegboard has holes every 1", you have highly adjustable height settings. Next, slide the new shelves in diagonally and ease them down onto the plastic pegboard tabs. The compression of the shelves keeps the pegboard and the peg clips in place. Voila!! Instant shelves with no screws!

I took the shelves and supports out when I sold the trailer, and there was no damage to the original cabinet at all. just like new!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #17
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Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I developed a very simple solution to the shelving problem that didn't require any mods, screws, holes, or damage of any kind to the unit. I converted the tall wardrobe cabinets in our last trailer into a set of wardrobe shelves to suit our preferences

I bought a large sheet of 1/8" pegboard, and cut two pieces in the shape of the sides of the cabinet opening. Then I put the pegboard loose on each side and measure the remaining gap between the walls ( it should be 1/4" less than the original width). I cut shelves to fit the depth of the cabinet, and about 1/16" narrower than the new measured opening. Then I got some cheap plastic pegboard tabs designed to hold shelves from Lowes, and placed them at any height you choose, and since the pegboard has holes every 1", you have highly adjustable height settings. Next, slide the new shelves in diagonally and ease them down onto the plastic pegboard tabs. The compression of the shelves keeps the pegboard and the peg clips in place. Voila!! Instant shelves with no screws!

I took the shelves and supports out when I sold the trailer, and there was no damage to the original cabinet at all. just like new!
Since I'm afraid of the drill (aka making holes) I like this idea! If you ever do get a couple of pics I would love to see them. Someday I will get a real camera but in the mean time I'm using my BlackBerry.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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I did the mod last night. I used the wire shelves, tracks and supports available at Home Depot (look similar to the ones on Miatared's pics) I did however use 1 1/4 inch screws since my tracks were 1/2 inch deep. This allowed about 3/4 inch penetration into the exteror wall. I also flipped the shelves over so the lip is on the top to prevent things from falling off. Shelves seem pretty sturdy and hopefully will make the wardrobe much more useful!
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Cincy6 -- pics!
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Since I'm afraid of the drill (aka making holes) I like this idea! If you ever do get a couple of pics I would love to see them. Someday I will get a real camera but in the mean time I'm using my BlackBerry.
I've since sold the trailer, but I still have the pegboard and shelves. I'll see if I can 'mock it up' and take some pics to demonstrate. I was really happy with these shelves, because they were very stable, very strong, fully adjustable, and took less than a minute to remove. There was literally no damage to the original wardrobe or the clothes bar. When we sold it the cabinet looked like it was never used.

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